This project could be developed thanks to the effort made by the team, during a period of 6 exhaustive months. Thanks, Kathia Alfaro, Alan Sosa, Eduardo Zermeño for your great effort and ITESM Campus Puebla who give us the tools to work on it
Earlier loneliness leads to social anxiety, paranoia, and depression. However, earlier social anxiety was the only predictor of future loneliness. According to the World Health Organization and The American Psychological Association, over 264 million people in the world are affected by anxiety, which, represents states of nervousness and constant-prolonged concerns, directly affecting the mental, physical and emotional state of a person
Before we started the project, one of us was detected with anxious pathologies, for the rest of the team, the anxiety topic was only a myth, something unreal (A normal thought in our society). As the project was progressing we start discovering that several acquaintances, family, and friends were also being affected, but they were afraid to accept it. By analyzing their experiences, lifestyles, and backgrounds, we developed a persona and a Journey map to finally found a common pan point, breathing. Researching about it, with help of books, experiments, and support from professionals such as psychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, exercise coaches, physics doctors, mathematic doctors, college teachers and yoga teachers, we understood the relationship of breathing and nervous system, also the importance of the breath as a self-control technique
After ideation and iteration process, we propose a wearable bracelet, with GPS, that creates equilibrium states by synchronizing your breathing rhythms with a rhythmic tempo vibration; 24/7 monitoring of oxygen levels and heartbeats. It will be linked to a mobile application that contains breathing guides and daily feedback. At the end of your breathing training (8 months later) our empathetic model (Silver bracelet hidden in the wearable)will remind you: you weren’t, aren’t, and will not never be alone
I learned how to follow a full methodology from select a problem unto sell the project to investors. But what is more important for me, is the amazing machine we have in our brains, and as another part of our body it could get sick, the anxiety is not synonymous of madness nor insanity, is only a mental sickness and it needs to be treated seriously as any other disease which could end with human lives
I´m very grateful to Maria Fernanda Nava, Maria Fernanda Galicia, Julieta Álvarez and Alan Sosa for their incredible effort during a period of 3 demanding and intensive days in one of the most tenses weeks in Mexico’s history. One year later I decided to finish what we’ve done that week
During September 2017 ,Mexico has suffered one of the most terrible disasters in its history. An earthquake of 7.1 grades in the Richter scale occurs, hitting the center zone of the country. The local and international humanitarian aid arrived instantly, the whole country joined as a big brotherhood to face this tragedy. Nowadays, a year and four months later, there still some communities and even are cases in the capital city of the country (CDMX) where families don't have a roof to cover. In the best cases, friends or family hosts the affected. But there are some other cases, where the affected are still living in uninhabitable houses or in the outdoors. Both cases are risky for the safety of the citizen
Drom born as the necessity of fast construction temporary houses where people affected by any disaster can find a roof to cover and live. Drom acts as a small space able to be built in a small area (street, public spaces, etc.). The house counts with space for 2 hanging beds, remaining space for supplies, medicines, etc. The structure of the house will be given by aluminum 6351 extruded joist, joined by aluminum 6351 extruded bars taking advantage of the mechanical resistance, and environment resistance(Rust)
The joist counts with small holes where pine wood shingles will be added, the idea is to isolate external temperature creating a blank space between the wood, this space could be filled with debris, concrete, or any regional material (In my region we could use clay). The joist form allows to increase the space, add extensions for different applications, etc. An example of extensions supports where you can tie up anything you want (In this case the beds and the roof). Also, the joist counts with a blank space in the form of an X, you can use this cavity for electrical connections, water connections, etc. If you need it you can drill any of the peaks of the X. The bed and the roof are made of temperature insulating fabric, in this way with the walls, the house will keep a regular temperature
The year of the disaster I was one of the communities(Chietla, Atzala, Atlixco, Huehuetlan, just to mention some names) assistants near the city I live (Puebla). It was one of the worst experience I ever had, every time I needed to tell a family that they needed to leave their houses or the part of their house that still remaining, every time a heard that a corpse was found, even a year later when I come back to these communities, and the people ask me for tarpaulins to cover up in the night. With this project, I just want to contribute a little bit more, not only help the victims of the earthquakes, I think it could work for any homeless people, whatever it was the reason they've lost their homes
The child stage is one of the most important stages talking about building personality and attitudes in future adults. This stage was defined by the society who surround the kids, including family, friends, and also some external agents as the other kids who play in a public playground or park.
Balle is a whale inspired playground, it takes it philosophy “Doesn’t matter the size or the power you have, there's an equilibrium you could maintain if cooperates with your environment” also there's a message about the whales hunting and the selfishness of the human being , it tries to develop some skills and attitudes in the children, including tolerance, respect, and most important a cooperative game between them. there are some ways to get to the top in a solo/single player mode. The main game is the other paths which require at least 2 players to be accomplished. The kids need to identify their main skills and then cooperate with others to reach the point.
I learned some architectonic skills and meaning. Since I made this project I took my profession as a way to give important messages to society besides making a functional product.As I finished the project alone I learned an important lesson, if you want a better work you need to cooperate with others.
The first project I’ve developed in my career, I have had a lot of personal growth since then, the year 2015. Thanks to Ulises Montufar and David Valencia, two amazing partners, and friends.
A full Industrial Design project, the first time we had applied a design methodology to get an idea on how to solve a problem. The brief was simple, we needed to help middle-aged workers known as “Godines” in México. The result needed to be ceramic tableware. After we’ve done interviews and observation of the user, we decide in the ideation phase to focus our efforts to reduce the size and make a better composition of the tableware so the user could keep it in a reduced space inside their office. Why use ceramic? I thought nowadays is more obvious, “Climate change” so we decided to reduce the use of plastic.
This was my first contact with a full design methodology, the first time I had contact with real users. Also, I’ve developed ceramic skills.
During 2018 I was working with three friends selling hamburguers in a local market, when we decided to make a youtube channel about our city(Puebla) and the local events you could assist. I was in charge of the design of the image that would represent us as a group of friends(Super relaxed group of friends), resulting in a melting isologo. Also I worked as a video editor. Sadly the project finished a few months later we started.
As designer I can say one of the most difficult works, was when I was trying to define my personal identity.At least I decided to used some elements, personally I don´t know if these elements represent me but I really want them to represent me
The first element is the color, I really like those brilliant and eye catching colors. I think the yellow part gives the logo a kind of elegance, and for me elegance is a synonymous of confidence, a confidence I want to transmit to everyone I work with. Blue color represent water that at the same time represents where I came from(Coast city) and how I see myself(I try to be always relaxed and I'm against violence)
The second element is the form, at first I tried to mix all my capital letters MGT(Mauricio Gallardo Torres), once I achiev that I realise that it looks as a lot of things, it could be a bunny, if you rotate it 180 degrees it seems like a little guy, but then when I was making the preloading screen I see that it looks like a hand, first I thought it looks like a peace sign. Latter I decide to take inspiration from my cousin Alex who is deaf from birth, and look my logo as an inclusive lenguage, in the animation you could see how the logo change in my interpretation of hands, making my short name MAU.(If you couldn't visualize use Internet Explorer)
During the last months of 2018, Zippo, a lighter brand launched a contest where the participants needed to design the graphic of the lighter inspired in Mexican culture elements.
The design I called "Al pastor" is inspired as it names says in the famous mexican dish tacos al pastor, focusing in what we called "Trompo" where the meat is cooked before it's served in the tortilla
In 2018 I was invited to be part of a team who would participate in a contest called Hult prize, the project was about a distribution of cookies based in grasshoppers in low resources communities, I was in charge of developed all the visual requirments to present the project to the judges
The logo is pretty easy to read, Is a grasshopper wich represents the principal ingredient and a hearth that the represents the life of the childs we wanted to help
First of all I want to talk about Cero Pobreza, an amazing group of people who decided to give part of the lives helping others, mainly with building projects
In 2017 Mexico suffered a terrible earthquake, sadly a lot of communities were affected by this natural disaster, the last year Cero Pobreza was working in a community called San Miguel La Toma. They were building a few houses for people whoe lost almost everything, mainly where to live and a school library. I was contacted by a friend of mine who invited my to design a mural for the library.
"When you read you can go to other world" it was the main message that I wanted to trasnmit to the kids. The mural is a representation of a space whale, I decide to use the whale as a peace symbol, and the space as a reference of what you can reach if you follow your dreams. Inside the whale you could find the Centaurus constelation, the legend of the centaurus Quirón talks about the knowledge and what represents, I truly reccomend to read it. Also you could find the shape of the country(México) inside the whale
This was the first time I made an Illsutration for a contest, it was an Intern College contest where I won the second place
It represent one of the most emblematics icons of the "Día de Muertos" festivity in México, it's a bread wich represents the bones of the deceased, also the illustration represent what happens in the "Ofrenda" it's known that the spirits came back during those days and steal all the essence of the food offered to them
This year I started working with this studio wich is part of "We Home You México", I had the opportunity to design the whole website estudioyellow.mx, I also work in the interior design team of both brands, and I write posts for wehomeyou.blog
I fully developed my personal website. Hope you enjoy it :D
During the last 4 months I Had the opportunity to worked with this jewlery brand in what I called media design, most commonly known as publicity design. You could find my work on their instagram(lolodsgn)
Spanish - Native
English - TOEFL 570
French - DELF A2
Graduated in Industrial Design Degree at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Puebla, México. Working as an independent designer, I truly believe design works as a tool to generate solutions, it's a fact for me that not all solutions will save the world, but actually it need to solve any problem a user could have. Also I like to invest part of my time in photography as a medium to express myself.
University "Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Puebla, México"
Industrial Design Degree
University "Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería y Diseño Industrial Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, España"
Interaction Design Foundation
Human computer interaction(HCI)
Interaction Design Foundation
Web Design for usability
Interaction Design Foundation
Conducting usability testing
Interaction Design Foundation
How to design for virtual reality
We home you/Estudio Yellow(August 2019 - still working)
Web designer, interior designer, furniture designer, virtual tours designer and blog writter
Loló Jewelry(August 2019 - December 2019)
Publicity and media designer
ITESM Campus Puebla(January 2019 - May 2019)
In charge of Industrial and systems engineering lab
Visual Hub(June 2018 - August 2018)
Architectonic audiovisuals editor
Uber(January 2017 - January 2018)
Partido encuentro social encuentro de jóvenes Veracruz(March 2017 - August 2017)
Publicity and media designer
Fundación Taboada(Summer 2016 and 2017)
Math, english and reading teacher
Steel Case Day(CDMX - 2019)
RSA Student Design Awards(2019)
Aluminum extrusion design competition(2019)
Sony world photography awards(2019)
Nikon photo contest(2019)
Cemer dreams come true design international contest(2019)
Zippo diseña tu México(2018)
Lens culture, urban photography contest(2017)
Panamericanos Veracruz 2014, mascot design(2014)
American football (ITESM Campus Puebla)
Juvenil A ONEFA Championship(2012)
CONADEIP Intermedia Championship(2014)
Mauricio Gallardo Torres